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Read more on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements
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Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (IA) and SQF Code Food Defence Requirements

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration Last February, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) released the third and last installment of the draft guidance for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule. The FSMA IA rule is aimed at identifying and controlling significant hazards intentionally…

Read more on FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)
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FSMA and GFSI Compliance: Developing an Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)

The goal of an Environmental Monitoring Program, or EMP, is to reduce food safety risks by testing the food processing environment for harmful bacterial contaminants. Such a program aims to identify pathogen “niches” (harbourage sites) as well as cross-contamination points. It is a critical activity that is used to verify food safety plans, sanitation practices…

Read more on SQF Food Safety Code Update: v8.1 to be Implemented September 2nd, 2019
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SQF Food Safety Code Update: v8.1 to be Implemented September 2nd, 2019

NEWS UPDATE: * Edition 8.0 Audits will continue to be in effect until September 30, 2019. ** From October 01 on, audits will be conducted under the SQF Code, Edition 8.1 Learn more at sqfi.com SQF Institute Professional Update SQFI just announced in their July newsletter that the SQF Food Safety Code Manufacturing version 8.1…

Read more on SFCR Compliance – Food Safety Funding Now Available In BC
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SFCR Compliance – Food Safety Funding Now Available In BC

The Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019.1  The new food safety regulations target food for human consumption including ingredients. Requirements are established for food that is imported, exported, or traded between Canadian provinces and territories. Other requirements pertaining to food traceability, labelling and advertising also apply to…

Read more on Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)
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Improving your SQF system using Corrective Action-Preventive Action (CAPA)

Continuous improvement is a requirement of SQF and all food safety quality management systems. When demonstrating process improvements, the CAPA process is followed. This is a diagnostic procedure aimed at identifying the root cause(s) of system non-conformities. The objective of a CAPA investigation is the development and implementation of an action plan designed to prevent…

Read more on Safe Food for Canadian Regulations: Developing Your Preventive Control Plan
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Safe Food for Canadian Regulations: Developing Your Preventive Control Plan

UPDATE: It was just announced that the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will come into force on January 15, 2019. Are you up-to-date on the new Canadian Food Safety regulations? Implementation timetables for food manufacturers (including alcoholic beverages) and food importers can be found here.    Some businesses listed under “All Other Foods” (this category may…